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The AAFP has reviewed Tick-borne Diseases, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 02/17/2022 to 02/16/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This session, when a Blacklegged Tick Bite is More than a Bite, is approved for 0.25 enduring AAFP Prescribed credits.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Learning objectives:

  1. Be able to distinguish between asymptomatic and symptomatic blacklegged tick bites
  2. Understand general management principles for asymptomatic and symptomatic blacklegged tick bites.

Reports of known blacklegged tick bites appear to be a source of confusion for some clinicians. Only 20% or so of all patients with Lyme disease were aware of the bite that caused their infection. When a tick bite history is present, it is crucial to consider the bite in the broader clinical context. This activity is will help physicians distinguish between symptomatic and asymptomatic blacklegged tick bites.